Travel Channel HD Expands Coverage in Asia Pacific with GlobeCast

Inspirational, informative and entertaining, Travel Channel presents a uniquely perspective on the travel experience

GlobeCast and Travel Channel International announced today the launch of Travel Channel HD via the MEASAT-3 platform to reach homes across the Asia Pacific region. Travel Channel HD is an expansion of its current SD channel, which is also delivered via GlobeCast's capacity on the MEASAT-3 satellite.

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"Travel Channel is delighted with the support of GlobeCast in extending our channel offer to HD platforms and viewers across Asia. With our first HD affiliate in Taiwan, DishHD, already launched, we are close to inking further deals across the region. India, where Travel Channel has just received downlinking permission, is a particular target for our HD channel," said Gerry Ritchie, Director of Business Development at Travel Channel.

Travel Channel now has significant HDTV broadcast capabilities in the Asian neighbourhood, reaching all key HD Pay-TV platforms in Asia, alongside GlobeCast's other clients on MEASAT-3, such as Fox Crime, FX, Fashion One HD, National Geographic Channel HD, History Channel HD, National Geographic Wild HD, AXN HD (Korea and Asia), and TV5 Monde.

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"It is an honour for GlobeCast to be involved in Travel Channel's milestone, going from its SD launch to its HD channel after just a year. GlobeCast is proud to have played a role in this growth," said Jason Ho, Director of Sales at GlobeCast Asia.

Travel Channel is the leading international travel broadcaster, providing an inspirational, informative and entertaining programme with a uniquely panaromic and objective perspective on travel experience. The channel provides practical advice in selecting and planning real holidays and at the same time allows viewers to enjoy and watch fascinating places from across the world.

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About Travel Channel
Launched in 1994, Travel Channel broadcasts in 121 countries in 21 languages across Asia Pac, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In Asia Pac the channel is currently available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Korea, and Sri Lanka, and it will launch in Taiwan on December 2nd. Available via Measat 3 in both HD and SD.
Inspirational, informative and entertaining, Travel Channel presents a uniquely panoramic and objective perspective on the travel experience. Programmes transport viewers to every corner of the globe in every style of travel, from luxury getaways to off-the-beaten-track adventures. The channel's core programming includes Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey, Essential, Journey into Wine, Great Scenic Railway Journeys, Travel Today and Cruise Today.

About GlobeCast
A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centres, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.

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